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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Vermont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 20, 2016

Milton Man Sentenced To 10 Years On Drug And Weapons Convictions

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Christopher Pappano, age 55, of Milton, Vermont, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on drug and weapons charges by U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford in U.S. District Court in Rutland on June 8, 2016. Judge Crawford also ordered Pappano to serve a five-year term of supervised release after completing his 10-year jail term.

On January 20, 2016, Pappano pleaded guilty to three federal felonies: conspiring to distribute cocaine; possessing nine stolen firearms; and possessing a handgun as a convicted felon. He has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service since his arrest on December 30, 2014. According to court documents, Pappano was the President of “The Brotherhood,” a small motorcycle club that he formed in the summer of 2014. In late 2014, Pappano assaulted several associates, and members of The Brotherhood committed two residential burglaries and three robberies of convenience stores. Pappano reportedly is a member of the Aryan Brotherhood, a white supremacist organization. In resolving his federal charges, Pappano also pleaded guilty to two State of Vermont felony offenses: assault and grand larceny.

The case was investigated by the St. Albans Barracks of the Vermont State Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Milton Police Department. Pappano was represented by attorney Robert Katims. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Darrow.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Violent Crime
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Updated June 20, 2016